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38 minutes ago, salokcinnodrog said:

Bag of hemp £38, ouch!

A few barbel trips coming in Norfolk. Heard a woomer..

What's left will be used for carp.

That for 25k mate 

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On 28/06/2022 at 23:08, elmoputney said:

I saw those and was a bit intrigued, you will have to let me know what it's like good luck 👍

Had my 1st go with the bopper Saturday and tbh I wasn’t overly impressed. Don’t get me wrong it did everything it said on the tin but obviously it’s built more robust than a spomb and feels HEAVY when casting out even when taking some of the nose weights out. It definitely serves a purpose for rivers and short range but after a dozen or so casts I changed to my spomb as my river swim wasn’t overly deep and just cast upstream with it. In deeper faster swims it will definitely get more use then .  It could be because it was new to me and I was casting like a girl 🙄 but I didn’t get into any rhythm with it but could see it’s uses in the carp game when wanting to bait tight in deep margin swims 

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1 hour ago, snowmanstevo said:

Had my 1st go with the bopper Saturday and tbh I wasn’t overly impressed. Don’t get me wrong it did everything it said on the tin but obviously it’s built more robust than a spomb and feels HEAVY when casting out even when taking some of the nose weights out. It definitely serves a purpose for rivers and short range but after a dozen or so casts I changed to my spomb as my river swim wasn’t overly deep and just cast upstream with it. In deeper faster swims it will definitely get more use then .  It could be because it was new to me and I was casting like a girl 🙄 but I didn’t get into any rhythm with it but could see it’s uses in the carp game when wanting to bait tight in deep margin swims 

Thanks for that, I might just bite the bullet and try the wolf spod next they seem to look good just a little pricey if you like sticking things up trees 😂

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3 hours ago, jh92 said:

Thoughts on the New Direction brand? Some of their stuff looks really neat but I've never heard of them before lol. 

 

Oh and I’ve just taken receipt of some of those New Direction magnetic butt rests . They may turn out to be utter cack but they have me intrigued and were very reasonably priced imo .

Very small very very magnetic . Whether I’ll get used to having half of it permanently clamped round my Cork handles remains to be seen.

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15 hours ago, snowmanstevo said:

That for 25k mate 

Yep!

I remember when a 25kilo bag was £15.

Just boiled the first load up for a trip up to Norfolk today and tonight.

 

I'm a bait dropper kind of person, lower it in to empty it.

Going to be a mix of hemp and pellets under the rod tip

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11 minutes ago, salokcinnodrog said:

Yep!

I remember when a 25kilo bag was £15.

Just boiled the first load up for a trip up to Norfolk today and tonight.

 

I'm a bait dropper kind of person, lower it in to empty it.

Going to be a mix of hemp and pellets under the rod tip

Bait droppers are ok but the bopper will probably come into its own when needing to cast that bit further on the larger rivers 

Yes I remember hemp being dirt cheap when I started to buy in bulk it’s still very rare I don’t cast out a line without having some with me 

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6 hours ago, snowmanstevo said:

Bait droppers are ok but the bopper will probably come into its own when needing to cast that bit further on the larger rivers 

Yes I remember hemp being dirt cheap when I started to buy in bulk it’s still very rare I don’t cast out a line without having some with me 

It's a lot smaller than it used to be, around half the size grains.

I won't fish for barbel without it, and am switching back to using carp fishing as well.

 

The Wensum is a fairly small river, and my barbel fishing tends to be under the tip. I just can't gauge the current so use the dropper to get a bed down, along with a handful or two to try to draw the fish up.

Sat on the bank right now, but haven't cast in yet, waiting until dusk and the end of the canoeists.

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Latest in the saga of the missing brolly extension.

Two months and 3 days after purchase it was delivered today at the second attempt by Parcelforce who had ALSO delivered it to the wrong address initially.

After a lot of faffing about by Total Fishing Tackle and Yodel interviewing drivers , carrying out investigations , filling out claim forms both physically and actual paper forms , they seem to think everyone has the ability to download and print off digital forms , and trying to offer me a refund when I still actually wanted the damned thing , I actually have it in front of me .

It looks as if it’s been in the post for 2 months ffs ….

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All the contents were loose in the box . Luckily it seems to be ok .

Nick , when you get time can you remember what is supposed to be in the box as I want to make sure I have all the correct bits before I have another moan up .

If it’s all there I’ll be happy but I’m not happy with TFT for this whole pigs ear situation and they won’t be getting decent feedback OR my custom again .

Ramshackle company . This is definitely a return somebody else didn’t want but you know what ? I just can’t be arsed to complain again , this has gone on long enough .

Grumpy of Grays.

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13 minutes ago, newmarket said:

All the contents were loose in the box . Luckily it seems to be ok .

Nick , when you get time can you remember what is supposed to be in the box as I want to make sure I have all the correct bits before I have another moan up .

If it’s all there I’ll be happy but I’m not happy with TFT for this whole pigs ear situation and they won’t be getting decent feedback OR my custom again .

Ramshackle company . This is definitely a return somebody else didn’t want but you know what ? I just can’t be arsed to complain again , this has gone on long enough .

Grumpy of Grays.

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No problem, course I can try.

Brolly extension, groundsheet extension, another of the lock in semi circle poles, 2 extension bars to push the front pole forward. I can't remember if you get additional pegs, I bought mine complete as Hybrid and extension.

Now the good bit:

Remove bivvy front and door, zip the extension to the brolly, and put the cover over the brolly front bar, put the front pole through the sleeve and extension bars through the slots in the cover, and extend them to get spacing, they should lock onto front pole just above the join. Then zip bivvy front onto extension, it should fit exactlyas it does on brolly. You will probably need to peg the extension flap by the zip into the ground or it can come undone in a bit of a wind.

 

I think that it will all fit in bivvy bag, complete with the extension and door still on it, when tightly wrapped in groundsheets.

 

I think I gave you a spare front pole when I dropped my old one off if one is missing.

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10 hours ago, salokcinnodrog said:

No problem, course I can try.

Brolly extension, groundsheet extension, another of the lock in semi circle poles, 2 extension bars to push the front pole forward. I can't remember if you get additional pegs, I bought mine complete as Hybrid and extension.

Now the good bit:

Remove bivvy front and door, zip the extension to the brolly, and put the cover over the brolly front bar, put the front pole through the sleeve and extension bars through the slots in the cover, and extend them to get spacing, they should lock onto front pole just above the join. Then zip bivvy front onto extension, it should fit exactlyas it does on brolly. You will probably need to peg the extension flap by the zip into the ground or it can come undone in a bit of a wind.

 

I think that it will all fit in bivvy bag, complete with the extension and door still on it, when tightly wrapped in groundsheets.

 

I think I gave you a spare front pole when I dropped my old one off if one is missing.

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Had to do a bit of work to the transom of the boat to suit the engine my dad had spare , I was surprised at the 20mm tolerance you have for optimum efficiency after downloading the pdf for it  . Also primed & antifouled the hull as I'm going to moor it on the river .

Still need to gelcoat the new work but then she's good to go 👍

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3 minutes ago, chillfactor said:

Had to do a bit of work to the transom of the boat to suit the engine my dad had spare , I was surprised at the 20mm tolerance you have for optimum efficiency after downloading the pdf for it  . Also primed & antifouled the hull as I'm going to moor it on the river .

Still need to gelcoat the new work but then she's good to go 👍

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Chill, do you live in a farm or summat, that Barn would suit me to ground, deffo man cave that...be good to see her (if she named) in action.

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1 hour ago, Highy said:

Chill, do you live in a farm or summat, that Barn would suit me to ground, deffo man cave that...be good to see her (if she named) in action.

if i had a barn like that i would hook up a suitable diesel generator and jump on the CBD craze with a view to setting up for future changes in the law. bet chiilfactor could get a licence for hemp growing. 

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2 hours ago, chillfactor said:

Had to do a bit of work to the transom of the boat to suit the engine my dad had spare , I was surprised at the 20mm tolerance you have for optimum efficiency after downloading the pdf for it  . Also primed & antifouled the hull as I'm going to moor it on the river .

Still need to gelcoat the new work but then she's good to go 👍

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Guest sessions ???? 🤣🤣🤣

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18 hours ago, salokcinnodrog said:

It's a lot smaller than it used to be, around half the size grains.

I won't fish for barbel without it, and am switching back to using carp fishing as well.

 

The Wensum is a fairly small river, and my barbel fishing tends to be under the tip. I just can't gauge the current so use the dropper to get a bed down, along with a handful or two to try to draw the fish up.

Sat on the bank right now, but haven't cast in yet, waiting until dusk and the end of the canoeists.

Think the size of the grain is down to we get it from France a lot more now instead of China …….. still cooks and splits fine though 😬

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Reached that time of year when I spend silly amounts on bait, so ordered premium fishmeal groundbait (10kg), method mix (2 lots - halibut and meaty @ 5kg each), 5kg of hemp seed, and some more liquids (calanus, liquid e, DMPT, betaine and pre-digested fishmeal) and flavours (plum, squido and infrared). 

I do love mucking about with feeds, flavours, liquids and bait :) Roll on the weekend!

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On 29/06/2022 at 18:18, jh92 said:

Thoughts on the att iw bite alarms? They look pretty neat, can get a set of 3 with a receiver for £200 second hand 🤔🤔

I picked up some for about that price off eBay a few years ago. Solid alarms that take a beating and the batteries last forever.

Only thing I would say is just make sure you take spare AAs for the receiver as mine ran out once and I was left watching the rods for a few hours!

Also worth upgrading to the 6 magnet roller wheel which is very easy to do with a micro screwdriver. I found that there was just too much movement with the 4 magnet before a bleep. (not ideal for the crayfish infested place that I fish).

I did a full review here if you're still looking at them 👍https://carpsquad.com/gardner-atts-bite-alarms-review/ 

 

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